As new updates and information comes out daily from governments and health professionals we are working to best serve the community. Please call in for the latest and most up to date information as we serve the community through this time
With growing concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus locally and abroad, The Salvation Army Mississauga Community & Family Services has had to consider a range of actions to respond in the best interest of our clients, volunteers and staff. We continue to be committed to:
- the health and safety of our clients, volunteers and staff,
- meeting the needs of our clients with whatever provisions we have,
- enhanced cleaning and sanitizing of our service areas,
- education about hand washing and flu prevention,
- reducing the spread of the virus.
The Salvation Army Community & Family Services will remain OPEN for our usual food bank hours each weekday morning. All of our programming is on hold until further notice and we will continue with our food bank and Trustee services only. Before you visit The Food Bank, please ensure you can answer NO to all of the following mandatory health screening questions:
- Have you had a cough, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, fever, malaise or aches within the last 14 days?
- Have you had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19?
- Have you had close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness or fever in the last 14 days?
- Have you travelled outside of Canada in the last 14 days?
- Have you had close contact with a person who has traveled outside of Canada within the last 14 days?
Clients will be served and we will arrange to have groceries brought out to your car when you arrive at the parking lot. We will be revisiting these measures throughout this initial suspension period and will make changes as required to meet the needs of our clients as best we can, while still being consistent with our guiding principles and compliant with Health Authority instructions. Any donations of food, cleaning supplies and hygiene products are still gratefully received, and may be needed more now than ever. Most needed items include canned fruit, cold cereal, rice, crackers, canned meat, baby food and formula.
Emergency Food Bank
Emergency food and clothing, a listening ear, community referrals, advocacy and other tangible support is provided for those in crisis. It is our desire to give hope and encouragement to all who come to us for assistance.
On the first visit, clients are asked to complete an application and provide identification and proof of income and expenses. Call the office for an appointment at 905-279-3941. to find out the documents that you are required to bring on your first appointment.
We serve the following postal codes